Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects millions of people. The immune system starts attacking myelin, a fatty substance that plays an important role in getting messages from the brain to various organs through the nerves. When myelin is destroyed, nerves can no longer perform their functions properly. Unfortunately, there is no cure for MS. However, we believe that chiropractic for multiple sclerosis can make a huge difference in the patient's quality of life.
What Are the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
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Each patient experiences different symptoms of MS. This is due to the fact that myelin is being randomly destroyed in various nerves, which control different parts of the body. However, the most frequent symptoms of multiple sclerosis are:
• Weakness in legs
• Muscle spasms
• Numbness in arms and legs
• Blurred vision
• Difficulty to focus
• Poor bladder control.
Many people live with MS for years without experiencing any or very mild symptoms. For others, it is a debilitating condition, which reduces them from being a fit and active person to using a wheelchair.
What Are the Treatment Options for MS?
Conventional medicine prescribes patients with MS a series of drugs, such as muscle relaxants, steroids, and tranquilizers. Also, multiple sclerosis can be managed with physical therapy, specific nutrition, and other alternative therapies. In our clinic, we use chiropractic for multiple sclerosis successfully to help patients live better lives.
How Can Chiropractic for Multiple Sclerosis Help?
Our chiropractors are aware that they cannot treat multiple sclerosis, and they will never make such a promise to any patient. However, when you have to live with a condition for the rest of your life, quality of life becomes paramount. This is what we focus on – using adjustments and massages, dry needling, and other specific techniques to help reduce some of the most debilitating symptoms of MS.
Chiropractic Adjustments Help the Nervous System Work a Little Better
The nervous system under attack by your own immune system needs all the help it can get to do its job. If you are an adult who has lived a fairly active life, held an office job, or performed intense physical activity until the onset of MS, chances are you are suffering from various tiny subluxations of the spine. These are the result of injuries, accidents, repetitive movements, and intense physical effort. While chiropractic for multiple sclerosis cannot repair damaged myelin in your nerves, it can solve these subluxations. Thus, your nerves get a better chance at passing messages from the brain to various parts of the body.
What Are the Expected Results of Chiropractic for Multiple Sclerosis?
For a patient with MS, any improvement in their condition is a victory. Over the years, we have seen patients experience reduced muscle spasms, improved bladder control, and greater ability to focus. Our aim is to help restore as many of your body functions back to you, encourage you to maintain a positive mindset, and even help you embrace a healthier lifestyle (including the best nutrition for MS). Every chiropractor in our clinic will work closely with your doctor, following the specific recommendations and giving feedback on your progress. We believe that every branch of medicine has its good parts and, by putting them to the best use, we can help patients with MS live a longer and happier life, with as much enjoyment of it as possible.
Our hope is that a cure will be found for MS in the near future. In the meantime, we encourage people to try chiropractic for multiple sclerosis as an effective alternative therapy for managing their symptoms and having an improved quality of life. Call us now to book an initial appointment!
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